US Barber Dime Extra Fine Condition 1908-O

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    With an appealingly low mintage, the 1908-O Barber Dime was minted by the New Orleans Mint and is one of only 1.7 million minted. Considered to be in extra fine condition, the 1908-O Barber Dime has minimal wear. The Old Mint mainly depended on the success of the Morgan's production so much that when the Morgan's production stopped, the Old Mint was decommissioned shortly after. But the Old Mint participated in other coin collections, such as the Barber series, that is sometimes forgotten in the coin industry. The New Orleans Mint's building as been used as a fallout shelter, an assay office, and a storage facility for the US Coast Guard. It is now considered a national landmark, representing the history of coins. The Old Mint marked all of its coins with an "O" mint-mark and was considered a coin leader in its prime of production. The New Orleans Mint was decommissioned in 1909, making the 1908-O Barber Dime the second to last dime to be minted at that establishment.

    In just the short ten years as Chief Engraver, Barber was responsible for a history-breaking coin design. Becoming a familiar name to coin collectors, William Barber served as the Chief Engraver, to the US Mint, from 1869-1879. Being one of the only designs to grace all current denominations, the Barber design was inspired by the Grecian goddess, Liberty, who has been admired and loved by warriors since the beginning of time. Liberty wears an Acanthus leaf cap as a crown, which was very common in ancient Greece, and the "United States of America," and the coin's mint date are also simply stamped on the obverse. The reverse only contains the dime's monetary value.

  • Details:
    • Denomination: N/A
    • Year: 1908
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    • Mint Mark: O
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